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Prostate Cancer

Effect of depression on diagnosis, treatment, and mortality of men with clinically localized prostate cancer - Abstract

Purpose: Although demographic, clinicopathologic, and socioeconomic differences may affect treatment and outcomes of prostate cancer, the effect of mental health disorders remains unclear. We assessed the effect of previously diagnosed depression on outcomes of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.

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Selection criteria and nomograms for active surveillance in prostate cancer - Abstract

In the present review we detail the more universally accepted selection criteria in the various protocols of active surveillance in prostate cancer; we also identify and classify twenty nomograms/predictive models useful for decision making in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Active surveillance in prostate cancer and quality of life - Abstract

Active surveillance was born as a therapeutic strategy for a well selected group of patients with low risk prostate cancer with the aim to defer or completely avoid the negative impact of secondary effects of curative therapies.

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Optimization of prostate biopsy in patients considered for active surveillance. The role of the confirmatory biopsy and transperineal techniques - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To review the pathological criteria used to select patients for active surveillance, the optimization of biopsies and the role of confirmatory biopsy and of the transperineal approach.

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An update on imaging techniques to optimize active surveillance in prostate cancer - Abstract

Thanks to the higher diagnostic accuracy and safety, new imaging techniques provide future prospects in terms of patient management and follow-up in active surveillance (AS) protocols.

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The effect of age at diagnosis on prostate cancer mortality: A grade-for-grade and stage-for-stage analysis - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of advancing age on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP).

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Modeling and analysis of Gleason score 8-10 prostate cancers in the REDUCE study - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore explanations for the numerical imbalance of biopsy-detected Gleason 8-10 prostate cancers (PCa) diagnosed in years 3-4 in the dutasteride and placebo groups of the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) study.

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Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: Feasible but oncologic equivalence unproven - Abstract

Brachytherapy is a treatment option for localized prostate cancer, but oncologic outcomes compared to radical prostatectomy or external beam radiotherapy remain unknown.

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Cancer screening in Japan and prostate cancer screening - Abstract

National cancer control programs are structured to include four main areas: prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, and palliative care.

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Evolution of repeat prostate biopsy strategies incorporating transperineal and MRI-TRUS fusion techniques - Abstract

PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that MRI-TRUS fusion technique can increase the detection rate of prostate cancer (PC) in patients with previously negative biopsy.

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